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2015 Important Dates

Abstract Submission Opens September 10
Conference Registration Opens October 1
Abstract Submission Deadline December 10
Conference and Housing Registration Deadline December 10
Abstract Revision Deadline December 11
Platform/Poster Assignments Online February 17

Deadline for advance meeting registration: December 10, 2014


The meeting site has reached its capacity.  





The Asilomar Conference site has a capacity of around 900. In recent years we have received more registrations than could be accommodated. We therefore ask PIs to be selective in the number of post grads and post docs that attend the meeting from their laboratory.


Membership in the Genetics Society of America (GSA) has many benefits including discounted meeting fees. If you wish to join GSA, click here.  Please note that registration fees below do not include housing and meals except as noted.


Begin your Registration:


The deadline for receipt of early registration at the reduced rate is midnight, Wednesday, December 10, 2014. After that date, this program will continue to be available for online registration (if the meeting has not sold out) at the advance rate until midnight, Monday, March 16, 2015. Subsequent registrations will only be accepted onsite, at the conference.


Important information about your registration:


  1. You must enter a telephone number and an e-mail address to register on-line.
  2. Upon successful registration, you will be assigned a registration number. Please save this number for any future correspondence regarding your registration.


All Major Credit Cards Accepted:

To confirm address information and to access the registration form, please provide the following:

Registrant's Last Name:
Registrant's First Initial:



Note: If you have difficulty in completing the form or questions regarding your registration, please e-mail Anne Marie Mahoney at

Registration Fees

Registration fees do not include housing fees.


Registration Category Early Registration
(by December 10, 2014)
Advance Registration
(Available if the meeting is not sold out.)
GSA Member* All fees shown in US dollars  
Faculty/Lab Tech $350 $450
Postdoc $240 $340
Graduate Student $195 $295
Non GSA Member    
Faculty/Lab Tech $550 $650
Postdoc $385 $385
Graduate Student $315 $315

*GSA membership dues are current only if paid through the end of 2015.


When considering the cost/benefit of registering, remember that there is no more effective tool for relationship building, brainstorming and networking than face-to-face meetings.



  • Attendance at the scientific plenary, poster and workshop sessions
  • Program Book with session listings, author index, gene index, exhibitor list and program schedule
  • Opening cocktail reception on Tuesday
  • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks
  • Mentoring Events
  • Networking opportunities
  • Poster Socials
  • Banquet and Party

Guests of meeting registrants do not need to register but they do need to make a housing reservation to stay in on-campus housing.

Benefits of GSA Membership

  • Reduced registration fees for the GSA-sponsored meetings

  • Reduced publication fees in the GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics journals

  • Subscription to GENETICS and G3

  • Subscription to the GSA newsletter: The GSA Reporter

  • Discounted subscriptions for many genetics publications

  • Inclusion in the GSA online membership directory

  • Discounts on a wide assortment of reagents and antibodies

  • A voice on Capitol Hill and at US federal funding agencies through GSA’s advocacy efforts

The Fungal Meeting does not pay for, reimburse or cover any expenses for invited speakers at the meeting. Please refer back to your invitation for details.

Registration List

After abstract assignments have been made, you will be able to click on an attendee's name and if they are presenting a talk or poster at the meeting, the program number and title of the talk will be listed.

Advance Registration and Payment Options

You may register for the meeting online with a credit card or mail in an early registration form for payment by check. The registration form will only be processed if accompanied by payment. Payment may be made by: credit card or a check drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to the Genetics Society of America. Keep a copy for your records. The meeting capacity is 900 attendees. The meeting has reached capacity since 2007. After the meeting reaches capacity, a wait list is available. To guarantee your registration you should register as early as possible.

Online: The online registration will open on October 1, 2014. Your registration receipt and confirmation will be automatically emailed to you after a successful submission. The Genetics Society of America accepts the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.


Mail: Complete the form online, print it out and mail the form with payment to the GSA office. Send the form with credit card information or a check drawn on a US bank to the following address: Fungal Registration, Genetics Society of America, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD  20814. Checks should be made payable to the Genetics Society of America (GSA).


GSA does not send invoices or accept purchase orders for registration payments.


Meeting T-Shirts

Meeting t-shirts will be available for purchase on the online registration form. The shirts will be $10 and may be picked up when attendees register at the meeting. There will be a limited amount available for $15 at the meeting. 



A $75 handling fee will be charged for all advance meeting registration cancellations. Cancellation requests must be sent to No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after February 8, 2015. 


Confirmation/Receipt/Letter of Invitation

Please login to GSA web portal to retrieve the receipt and letter of invitation.


Program Book

The Program Book will be provided at the meeting to registrants and is included in the registration fee.  


NEW THIS YEAR - In an effort toward conservation and due to the increased use of smart phones and tablets, registrants will be able to select if they want to receive a Program Book OR a Program and Abstract Book when they register.


Option 1 - Program Book will include the Schedule of Events, Plenary, Concurrent and Poster Session listings, Exhibit Information, Map of Asilomar, Company sponsored ads, Speaker and Keyword Index to the abstracts. The text of the abstracts will NOT be included. The book will be about 70 pages (depending on the number of abstract submissions). The text of the abstracts will be available on the website, mobile website and through a pdf supplement available online.


Option 2 - Program and Abstract Book will contain the same information in the Program Book AND the text of the abstracts. The book will be about 350 pages (depending on the number of abstract submissions). 


Upon your selection, you will be committing to receiving that type of book when you arrive at the conference. Substitutions may not be made.


Code of Conduct

 GSA expects attendees to respect each other, GSA  staff, and Asilomar staff and behave in a courteous and civilized fashion. Attendees should respect common sense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property.

Abusive, harassing, or threatening behavior towards any other attendee, GSA staff, or Asilomar staff will not be tolerated. Please report any incidents in which an attendee of the meeting is abusive, insulting, intimidating, bothersome, or acting in an unsafe or illegal manner to GSA staff or security immediately.

Need to file a complaint? Please contact: Anne Marie Mahoney;

Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of attendance will be available at the conference registration desk during the meeting. Anyone needing a certificate after the meeting should contact

On Site Registration Hours

The registration area will be located in the Surf and Sand meeting room and will be open according to the following schedule:


Tuesday, March 17 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wednesday,  March 18 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, March 19 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday, March 20 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, March 21  9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Oversubscription Policy

Registration is limited to 900 people. As in the past, to accommodate all the attendees, there will be a video/audio feed sent to Chapel.


If limiting attendance is necessary, first year graduate student registrations will be considered lowest priority, as there will be opportunities for them to attend a future meeting.

Financial Assistance

Listed below are the various travel awards that are available to meeting participants.


Online Application Deadline of November 15, 2014 has passed. We are no longer accepting applications.


Funds will be available to support the participation of students and others that might otherwise be unable to attend. Awards are generally limited to room and board, although in special circumstances, travel assistance may also be available. If you wish to be considered for such support, please complete the Financial Support Application form by November 15, 2014. All applicants must register for the meeting. The meeting typically sells out so do not wait until the December 10 deadline to register. Receipients of financial aid will receive a check at the meeting.




Deadline for application: December 10, 2014

The Perkins Fund Award allows graduate students or postdoctoral scientists that utilize Neurospora as an experimental organism to attend the Fungal Genetics Conference or the Neurospora Conference. It is now time to solicit nominations for Perkins Fund Awardees.

As a result of your generosity, the fund can support two awards to attend the upcoming 28th Fungal Genetics Conference. Awards of approximately $400 each will go to one graduate student and one postdoctoral scientist. Nominations for Perkins Fund Awardees should be made in the form of a one-page letter from the candidate’s research advisor. This letter should include a 200 word description of why the individual’s work is exceptional. Up to two re-prints or pre-prints of published research may also be included with the nomination.

Evaluation of the nominations will be overseen by the Neurospora Policy Committee. The awardees will be notified prior to the meeting, and the award will be presented at the banquet on the final night of the meeting.

The nomination letter and any accompanying materials should be sent as a PDF via e-mail no later than December 10, 2014 to: Chair Neurospora Policy Committee, E-mail:

GSA DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics

Application Deadline: October 10, 2014

This award is named for long-time GSA member and National Science Foundation Program Director in Eukaryotic Genetics, DeLill Nasser. It is given in recognition of the critical role she played in research and for her love of genetics. The award is for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees, to support travel costs for young geneticists to attend national and international meetings and enroll in laboratory courses.  Visit the award website for more information and to apply.


FASEB-MARC Travel Awards

Deadline for receipt of Application: January 30, 2015


The FASEB MARC Program provides funding for travel awards to support the participation of faculty/mentors, students, post-baccalaureates, postdoctoral fellows, and students from minority institutions and historically black colleges and universities. Underrepresented minority faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows from majority institutions are also eligible to apply for the travel awards. The travel awards are funded up to $1,850 each for travel-related expenses and for meeting registration. Travel awards are provided as reimbursements after the meeting.


FASEB MARC travel awards are processed as reimbursements to the award recipients. An award recipient will be required to pay his/her meeting and travel-related expenses first and then request reimbursement from the FASEB MARC Program Office after completion of the meeting/conference. To apply or for more information visit the FASEB MARC travel awards website


By attending a GSA conference, you grant GSA with the right to use your photograph, name, and likeness for use in GSA educational, news, or promotional materials. GSA will take steps to avoid sharing the content of presentations and posters in order to protect unpublished data.